MSL/EOG Testing Schedule
Dear Parent or Guardian,
The end-of-year testing window for Hoke County elementary and middle schools will open on May 13. Hoke County students in grades 3 through 8 will be taking North Carolina READY End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Reading, students in grades 5 & 8 will also take the North Carolina READY End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessment in Science. In addition to the EOG assessments, this year students in grades 6-8 will take a Social Studies Measures of Student Learning (MSL) Common Exam and students in grades 6 & 7 will take a Science Measures of Student Learning (MSL) Common Exam. Students enrolled in Algebra I will also take the READY End-of-Course Algebra I test. These are all brand new assessments for the state of North Carolina and were developed based on the newly implemented Common Core and State Essential Standards Curriculum. Read more...
Greetings 8th grade parents,
As we prepare for the end of the school year with our 8th graders as they enjoy their last days in middle school, I would like to take this opportunity to make sure parents are in the know. The first event coming up is the 8th grade social on Friday, May 31st from 6:00 to 8:00. Students will be allowed in the building at 5:30 to have photos taken. Students must have been in school that day in order to attend. Appropriate dress is expected. Young ladies, their gowns or dresses must be appropriate. If their dress consists of a halter top or spaghetti straps, they must have a shoulder wrap. Please make sure the splits are appropriate. I have had numerous young ladies who were humiliated because their splits were too high and they began to rip while the young ladies danced. For our young men, tuxedo, suit, dress pants, shirt and tie are appropriate. The next event is the 8th grade promotional ceremony on Monday, June 10th at 9:00 a.m. Young ladies are to wear all white (dress, top & bottom). They may accessorize with their jewelry and shoes, this may be the color of their choice. Again, if their dress consists of a halter top or spaghetti straps, they must have a wrap. Young men are to wear dark bottoms (black, brown, or navy blue) white shirt and tie. Both young ladies and young men must wear dress shoes. No sneakers are permitted. If student is not dressed appropriately, they will not participate. In order for your child to participate in these last two events, they must have taken care of their financial obligations. School fees, library fees, cafeteria fees, damaged book fee, etc. must be taken care of for student to participate in the Social and the Promotional ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact me at 910-875-3411.
This year, we will be using Edmodo. Edmodo is a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students and schools. It provides a safe and easy way for us to connect, share content and access homework, grades and school notices.
Edmodo also offers parent accounts and we’d like to invite you to join online.
With Parent Accounts, you can:
- View your child’s homework assignments and due dates
- Stay up to date on your child’s grades
- Receive updates on class and school events
Edmodo is accessible online and on any mobile device with Internet capabilities (they also offer a free iPhone and Android app). You can access your account on the go, and adjust your notification settings within Edmodo to receive alerts via text or email.
To join Edmodo, follow these steps:
After you sign up for the first time, you will no longer need the parent code – you’ll login using your unique username and password to login.
- Go to whms.edmodo.com
- Select “Parent Signup” (the link is located below the student and teacher sign up buttons)
- Key in your unique code: [XXXXXX] in the Parent Code field, then create your unique username and password. (Ask your child, child's teacher, or contact Ms. Cabral at email@example.com for your parent code)
- Select Sign Up. That’s all there is to it!
Let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to connecting with you on Edmodo!
Texting at West
We are happy to announce that you have the option of receiving WHMS information by TEXT (Texting at West). This will not replace the Connect Ed information system that we currently use to send messages by phone. If you want to enroll in this program, please follow the steps below.
Steps for enrolling in the TEXTING AT WEST program.
1. On your cell phone, go to your text message application
2. In the “TO” section: “type in 90210”
3. In the “message body” section: type in keyword: (*see below)
4. Hit the Send button... It's that simple!
5. Within 30 seconds, you should receive a Welcome Message from WHMS to confirm that you are enrolled. If you do not receive this message you are not enrolled... repeat steps 1-4 or call 910-354-5912 for technical support.
NOTE: ONLY the system administrator(s) at WHMS will have access to your personal information... Your name, phone number & email address WILL NOT be shared or sold to any third parties. Regular text rates with your service provider apply... this is a FREE service from WHMS. If you want more information please call Ms. Washington at 910-875-3411.
Tiger6 for parents of 6th grade
Tiger7 for parents of 7th grade
Tiger8 for parents of 8th grade
Did you know WHMS has Unilever tickets for sale?
Stop by during school hours to purchase your tickets.
$6 per ticket for 1 visit during the current month.
We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week—or more. Now turn those shopping trips into easy cash for your school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and turn them in to homeroom teacher. Each one is worth 10¢.
See attached document for more information...